Hellsing Episode 1: The Undead is the first episode in the Hellsing anime series. It was originally released in Japan on October 10, 2001 and released in English on October 4, 2003. The series is directed by Umanosuke Iida, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by the Gonzo animation studio.
Integra Hellsing takes command of a small Hellsing unit in Cheddar after hearing reports of people in the village going missing. After D11 teams were deployed to investigate with several deaths, Alucard is deployed. Seras Victoria, a female D11 operator, is forced to fight her ex-D11 colleagues that are now turned into Ghouls while trying to find shelter. Eventually, she finds a church with a lone Vicar inside who at first appears to be friendly, but later reveals himself to be the vampire behind the attack. Alucard soon enters the church and is able to eliminate the ghouls and the Vicar controlling them. However Seras is critically wounded in the gunfight, and Alucard decides to turn her into a vampire to save her life.
Characters (In Order of Appearance)Edit
- Vampire Prostitute
- Fake Cheddar Priest
- Integra Hellsing
- Seras Victoria
- Ghouls (Jack, Andy, Eugene and many unnamed ones)
- The red sky that appears in this episode was colored as such due to deadline issues. Lighting the sky properly would mean using contrasting shades of blue and black for everything in the frame, which would take far too long. Their solution was to color the sky red, to avoid having to light everything.